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By Robert Ellis

It used to be a fresh kill -- the attractive blonde with the damaged neck submerged underneath the murky, churning waters of the Potomac. however it wouldn't finish there...

Three weeks ahead of a very important senatorial election, a guy is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. place of work. Police are quickly to name it a case of theft long past undesirable, yet Frank Miles suspects anything way more sinister at the back of the homicide of his enterprise partner.

Washington's so much feared picture maker, Frank's ruthless media manipulation has earned him numerous admirers...and simply as many enemies. Now, for the 1st time in his lifestyles, Frank's met his fit in a shadowy schemer as smart as himself--but way more lethal.

As the physique count number rises, Frank turns into the U.S. Attorney's leader suspect--and a crafty killer's subsequent goal. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome excessive above, Frank's race for the truth--and his life--will deliver him face-to-face with energy at its deadliest extremes--where successful isn't everything...it's the one thing.

With his debut novel, L.A. occasions bestselling writer Robert Ellis increases the stakes in a heart-pounding mystery set in Washington that feels so within and so twisted it reeks of the darkest fact.

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See R. Otto, "The Wholly Other as the 'Aliud Valde' with Augustine," in Religious Essays. . , op. , pp. 92ff, speaking of Augustine, Confessions, bk, VII, ch. 10, inNPNF, 1st sen, I, 1C" THE DEFINITION OF THE PROBLEM 9 resignation? And has not the history of thought about God not arrived at this final resignation? Such resignation would affect not only thought. It has practical consequences. How should the Christian faith act if it is no longer able to think God and thus no longer understands itself asfaithl How can godless activity founded on its own freedom be positively certain of its freedom and happy with it if the freedom of godlessness is born out of resignation?

J. L. Austin (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 19682 [19591]), p. 73e. Modern linguistics has appropriated this fundamental proposition: "One only refers as part of the performance of an illocutionary act, and the grammatical clothing of an illocutionary act is the complete sentence"; J. R. Searle, Speech Acts; an Essay in the philosophy of language (London: Cambridge University Press, 1970), p. 25. 6. See Thomas Aquinas, The Summa Contra Gentiles, tr. English Dominican Fathers (London: Burns, Gates & Washbourne, 1924), vol.

This cannot be merely an issue of an absolutely new beginning, however, but rather of a step forward which emerges from the debate with the tradition. We must in fact emphatically warn against the common contemporary arrogance with regard to the tradition, and especially against the wholesale rejection of the traditional thought of God. Usually the object of such criticism is nothing more than a dreadful caricature. There is very little to be learned from such criticism. Conversely, the common disparagement today of tradition should not hold us back from attempting an objective debate with the decisive thoughts of the past, in order to emerge from such a debate with new questions and perhaps with new answers.

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